My friend Kristie made some Split Pea Soup the other day for a coffee lunch at her house. I had never in my 41 years of life tasted pea soup because I hate peas. My friends convinced me I should at least give it a taste. They said it didn't taste anything like peas. My friends were right; the soup was delicious. I'm glad I tried it. This a very filling dish and the leftovers can be frozen.
Here's the recipe. It's pretty simple to make and is perfect for a chilly day.
2 - 32oz cartons of chicken broth
1 - 16oz bag of split peas
2-2.5 Cups Diced ham
1 heaping cup carrots sliced
3 cloves of crushed garlic
1 Cup diced onions
2 Cups diced potatoes
salt and pepper to taste
Put all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until peas and veggies are soft (about an hour).
My family likes our soup thick. If you want a thinner style soup add more broth to thin it after simmering.
That's it! Pretty easy huh?